B.S. in Nutritional Science Program By Iowa State University |Top Universities

B.S. in Nutritional Science

B.S. in Nutritional Science

  • QS World University Rankings
    =494
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
Nutritional science looks at the connection between diet and health. Students learn how diet can play a crucial role in the cause, treatment, and prevention of many diseases. Nutrition and wellness option. The nutrition and wellness option prepares students for work positions in program planning and evaluation for community, public health, non-profit, and corporate wellness programs addressing the growing public interest in nutrition, wellness, and preventative health. Students learn about the role of nutrition and healthy eating for disease prevention and wellness. Graduates find careers in community nutrition, public health, and related programs as well as graduate study. Pre-health professional and research option. The pre-health professional and research coursework prepares students for work in research laboratories, graduate study in nutrition or biological sciences, or entrance into health professional programs, such as medical, dental, physician assistant, and pharmacy schools. Students gain a strong science education along with human nutrition expertise. Refer to the pre-health professions webpage for more specific information on how the ISU Nutritional Science courses correspond with typical professional school requirements. Learning Outcomes The department faculty has agreed on a list of General Department Outcomes that all graduates from the various curricula in FSHN should be able to accomplish successfully. These outcomes are organized into ability areas: 1) communication, 2) critical thinking and problem solving, and 3) social concerns and ethics. Additionally, the faculty has compiled a list of major-specific outcomes that relate to the technical content of the respective majors. These outcomes have been adapted from the list of skills or competencies published by the relevant professional organizations for the majors: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) and Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). Careers: Graduates of the pre-health professional and research option are well-prepared for entrance in health professional programs such as medical, dental, and pharmacy school or to pursue careers in nutrition research and advanced study.